Submitted via email by Carol Cedro from Depew, NY
I loved your Sailing quilt from May/June 2009 Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting. I knew I had to make it! I made this quilt for a housewarming gift for family members who had recently bought a new home in Florida. Their home is decorated in mainly blue and white, so I adjusted the color scheme. I also simplified the borders. My sister-in-law loved it!
I am new to free motion quilting, so I quilted each border separately, using mostly free form stitching, but I did stitch in the ditch for the outermost border. I have been quilting off and on for twenty years, but this is my favorite quilt that I have ever made. I love to combine piecing and applique, and now, free motion quilting. I look forward to receiving your magazine in the mail for inspiration!